In a round table session following the major reveal of details for Gran Turismo Sport, we made sure to ask about something that a lot of GT fans will be clamouring for, the open beta test which was originally pencilled in for early this year.
Gran Turismo’s creator, Kazunori Yamauchi replied, “That’s something that I’m very, very sorry about. In order to do a beta test, you have to make a gold master of the beta test code, and for us it actually takes as much effort as to finish the real master code for the actual game.
“We can’t, just because it’s an open beta, throw it out there. It’s required that we create a proper master for it, and considering the release timing we announced we decided that we don’t have time to do two masters. By omitting that, it saves us around 3 months of time.”
Just to be sure, we checked to see if this means that there will be no beta for the game, to which he responded that it will “Most likely will not be possible” to have a beta before launch, “and I’m very sorry about that.”
Looks like you just have to wait until November. So on the plus side, the wait isn’t all that long and we now know so much more about what’s going to be in the game. Keep your eyes peeled for more on the game tonight and tomorrow.